An international artist in residence for artists of all disciplines

The Saari Residence, maintained by Kone Foundation, is a residence located in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland, for artists of all disciplines and nationalities. At the Saari Residence, artists and researchers can focus on their work in a peaceful rural environment and share their thoughts and experiences with colleagues. The residence’s long-term activities and thinking are underpinned by an ecological approach, which also covers social and mental sustainability. Its keywords are slowness, insight and change.

Residency guests

Read more about previous artists and researchers at Saari Residence

For each two-month residency period, diversity is emphasized: both Finnish and foreign and young and more experienced artists are chosen as well as artists representing different art forms.

News from Saari Residence


The Kone Foundation is restoring the Kulla nature reserve damaged by forestry activities

The first residents of the autumn at the Saari Residence

The 2022 residencies for Saari Residence have been awarded